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, "bbc world news." >> the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper, rebekah brooks, has just resigned following the phone hacking scandal. warning mounts on america's credited -- credit rating. russia orders checks on all river boats after the sinking of the bulgaria, which killed more than 120. welcome to "bbc world news." also in this hour -- a pace setter and a record breaker on day one. the amateur, tom lewis, has begun his second round at the british open. and film star sarah, the possible u.s. presidential candidate is in a new film called "the undefeated." >> welcome to "bbc world news." in the past couple of minutes, it's been confirmed that rebekah brooks, the chief executive at newscorp, owned by rupert murdoch, has resigned from her position. she had resisted calls, not least from former "news of the world" journalists for her to resign after the revelations that "news of the world" journalists had been responsible, allegedly, for hacking the phones of, amongst others, a murdered school child, milly douler, and also those of the relatives of servicemen who had been
on the part of the police. i would have thought that that was the next step. >> rebekah brooks has been released on bail following her rest yesterday. this comes as a she, rupert murdoch, and his son, james, are due to give evidence tomorrow. >> david cameron is being forced to tackle this. >> dog by the phone hacking scandal, the details that the school girl may have had her phone hat, in afghanistan, the questions keep coming about regarding his judgment. david cameron is trying to handle this by asking parliament to sit for an extra day this week. they will have their chance to question him, as we can see the story is not going away and the opposition is going to step up their demands. >> of course, there were a series of people that were going to appear that were going to be scrutinized further. were they? >> tuesday shaping up to be a very big day in parliament. in the morning we are expecting a senior policeman, including the one that put it last night, to appear before the committee. they will be questioned and questioned again about this cozy relationship. also, of course, at th
>>> welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm brooke baldwin. stay right where you are. we are filling in the blanks of this debt reduction plan that could, one, avert the looming default of the united states treasury and, two, dramatically change the size and scope of the federal government as we know it. senator tom coburn, member of the so-called gang of 6, is standing by for me on capitol hill to answer some questions. first i need to get some news to you. i want to report that president obama has just summoned congressional democrats to aarr white house. to be clear, democrats only. we're also hearing the top two house republicans, john boehner and eric cantor are to meet with mr. obama at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. so clearly a busy afternoon shaping up at the white house. tell you what, i want to take you now straight to senator coburn who is live for me. sir, good to have you on the program. let me just begin with this. we mentioned these meetings at the white house. my question is, is the fact that there's a democrats only meeting happening now at the white house, does that, sir,
? >> this is "bbc world news america. " the fallout from the hacking scandal continues as rebekah brooks resigned and rupert murdoch issues an apology. after years with barely a drop, some regions of kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats. as you can see, it is completely empty. >> the woman behind the creative crosswords shares tricks of the trade. ♪ >> amid a firestorm of controversy, rebekah brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. there are allegations of her role in the phone hacking scandal and illegal payments to police officers. she said she felt a deep responsibility to the people hurt. rupert murdoch apologized to the family of milly dowler, murdered girl whose hacked phone started the controversy. >> she is the most high-profile casualty so far in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the atlantic. for the past 10 days, rebekah brooks has been a part of the storm that has swept rupert murdoch's empire and remained by his side. today, she decided to step away. she said that recent times have been tough and
. they will discuss questions over the phone hacking scandal. rupert murdoch, his son james, rebekah brooks prepare for questions. >> also coming up on the program, the shuttle atlantis departs the international space station for the very last time. also from the comic book to the stage, that man makes a theatrical debut. -- batman makes a theatrical debut/ . ♪ ♪ >> welcome to the houses of parliament, the mother of all parliament. will it be the mother of all battles today between the mp's and the murdochs. it has been tailing weeks of political crisis that has taken the politics and the police. many journalists and camera crews hurt joining here behind me. we are waiting -- are joining here behind me. we are waiting for questioning of the people. we will bring you the live updates here. the house of commons media and committee is made up of a cross parsee of selection from members of parliament. they will begin by questioning the news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son james. it will ask the former chief executive rebekah brooks to give testimony. they want to find out how much they knew
brooks is the most high profile casualty in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the lan tick. she has been at the heart of the storm sweeping rupert murdoch's media empire and remained by his side. now she has decided to step away. in her statement she said, as you can imagine recent times have been tough. i now need to concentrate on rebutting allegations about my record as a journalist and editor and executive. ms. brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people news international had hurt. >> i'm pleased that rebecca brooks had finally accepted responsibility for what happened in watch as editor for "the news of the world" with the phone hacking. as i said when i called for her resignation this isn't about one individual. it's about the culture of an organization. the man picked to replace rebecca brooks is already at his desk. tom markridge has been brought from italy. james murdoch thanked ms. brook for 22 years of service adding she has been one of the outstanding editors of her generation and she can be proud in her accomplishments. we applaud her to
by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers at news corp. may be advising against this because of course there is a police investigation going on at the moment and public pressure may not be the best thing for them to be under a at the moment. >> do we know clearly whether or not parliament has the power in any way to compel the likes of rupert or indeed james murd
fully cooperate with the police and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling situation of the phone's not only having messages on them, the girl found that not only were they wiped off, they were wiped off by the news of the world to add more informa
and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling situation of the phone's not only having messages on them, the girl found that not only were they wiped off, they were wiped off by the news of the world to add more information so they could get more stories s
be the chief executive of the pay tv operations. >> rebecca brooks was left to succeed james murdoch. >> i am convinced that the leadership of the company is the right thing. she is doing the right thing for the company. >> the inescapable point is that rebekah brooks is vulnerable. she is the last person standing. these are times of crisis. his father was hoping that he can make this as his business. >> is joining me now is the political editor of the news of the world, the former express and independents editor. i am joined by rupert murdoch plus -- rupert murdoch's biographer. >> who is to blame. how high that goes is still to be seen. the culture comes from need to make stories, the decision to break the rules. the decision to go that extra 200 miles into illegality. they did not know what was going on and that is inconceivable. >> you were rupert murdoch's biographer. you knew him well and his motivations. is it realistic that he did not have a grip at what was going on. he must have an eye on this. was there an inkling that perhaps he would just let things go. he was a control freak, wa
as a force of good. >> we have had a series of tragic news stories. >> rebecca brooks, former editor, describes her pain as her dear friend. they worked together to campaign for sara's law, the public right to know where pedophiles are living. tonight, rebekah brooks said the allegations are a port and upsetting. the idea that anybody on the newspaper knew that sarah payne at or target it is unthinkable. the campaign began in 2000. the man was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained the phone information, whether he intercepted her voice mail and who may have requested it. but it was -- but if it was "news international," this was the reaction. >> what they gave personal support to sara payne and her family. they produced literature, campaign materials, party conferences, introduced her to politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> there were high-level meetings and a mobile phone. it may be the one that was targeted. sources linked to miss brooks and the newspaper have said the voice mail on this fund was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting th
murdoch flew to london to guide the company through the crisis. >> it was all smiles as rebekah brooks and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when she was editor of "news of the world." other news international exec tizz are said to be cooperating fully with the police inquiry. earlier, rupert murdoch gave a very public show of settlement to rebekah brooks. she's said to have offered her resignation twice, only to be turned down. asked what her priority was now, he said this one, referring to her. the murdoches, father and son, refused to answer any detailed questions when they faced the media. it's been a bruising few days for the murdoch empire, but even tougher days lie ahead. more revelations and more arrests are expected. the house of commons could vote to delay the
this afternoon. cnn newsroom continues right now with brooke baldwin. >> thank you so much, randi. have a great rest of your day an hello to all of you. we'll get right to the breaking news in texas where a soldier has been arrested suspected of plotting to kill members of the u.s. army. that for you in a moment. as randi was just talking, huge day once again here in washington. i want to let you know we are expecting a vote in really just the next couple of hours here, a vote on the so-called boehner bill in the house of representatives. so it's a bill that the house speaker was still trying to whip up support for today, and essentially it would raise the debt ceiling and also save some $917 billion in spending over the course of the next decade, so we're keeping an eye on that as always, but first let's get to that developing story for you out of texas. an awol muslim-american soldier has been arrested near ft. hood with what the fbi is saying is a large amount of bomb-making materials. private first class naser abdo is now in custody after a sales clerk at a gun shop alerted police about thi
to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least for now of bskyb. news international is refusing to comment on who may or may not appear before the mp's. ni
of the empire is rebecca brooks, editor at the time of the alleged hacking. company executives say that she was away at the time. this began with the imprisonment for years ago of editor clive goodman. >> i made a statement yesterday. with judicial restraints, i can make no more at the moment. >> it is his reams of notes of private phone numbers that have fueled this saga, that and the mounting anger of mps who alleged the police simply did not want to investigate what he had done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable, stating the company must fully cooperate with the police, and adding that would happen under rebecca brooks's leadership. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power, he is the puppet master. tonight, no one knows how this extraordinary drama will and. nick robinson, bbc news, westminster. >> for more on this extraordinary drama, i spoke to a bbc reporter in london. i asked about bribes to london police officers. >> it seems every hour a new revelation has come about. we have even been told to be braced
what had happened. >> this puts more pressure on the president's friend, rebecca brooks. she is the editor of "news of the world" when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. "news international was "says she is as shocked that anyone -- as shocked as anyone else. but she says she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002 and she's chief executive of a company in 2011 and she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on record murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> its more than a wrote reporter. was not just one individual. this is a systematic things that happen. what i want is to start taking responsibility for this. >> it is not just "news international" with difficult questions to answer
were hacked. >> my message to rebekah brooks is do the decent thing. it cannot hide away from this level of public english. >> they were reluctant witnesses. they told the committee he could not attend the future session. james murdock said he could not come. rebekah brooks said chiappone -- welcome the opportunity to do so but would not discuss anything that relates to the ongoing police investigation. the talk was of a formal summons. the threat had worked. they change their minds but they would now be coming to answer m.p.'s questions. in the second letter, james murdock said we're running to confirm our attendance by -- and concerned where are asked to yet answer further questions in a form on top of the judge let inquiry and the police investigation. whatever the form, the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead and why were some victims paid to keep quiet? as for ms. brooks, she will be asked about what she told mps last time. the m.p. whose committee will be asking the question was optimistic. >> i hope the committee will want to learn the truth. th
pressure on the president's friend, rebecca brooks. she is the editor of "news of the world" when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. "news international was "says she is as shocked that anyone -- as shocked as anyone else. but she says she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002 and she's chief executive of a company in 2011 and she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on record murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> its more than a wrote reporter. was not just one individual. this is a systematic things that happen. what i want is to start taking responsibility for this. >> it is not just "news international" with difficult questions to answer. the police said a phone hacking was used to targe
spectacle has little to match the prospect of the murdochs and brooks appearing before the select committee. but did the lineup live up to the hype? event?d id and what did it tell us, if anything, about the state of our institutions? first, did it cut it as drama? >> rupert murdoch is a bit like king lear, and he is rather surprised how it has turned out. the tension between james murdoch and elizabeth murdock is one of the stories. another is the way that rebecca brooks. and then you have the slightly unexpected situation that comes about because of that. >> you claimed they had made a major mistake. can i ask what mistake you were referring to? >> one of the thing about courtroom drama, there is the unexpected hero. in this instance, it was tom watson. one of the other features was the long pauses, and pauses in theater tend to be associated with chekhov and harold pinter. these were softened daunted -- these were self indulgent beyond that point. >> we spoke to a lawyer who worked for robert maxwell's sons when he faced and p.'s in the 1990's. >> to me, the most electrifying moment was
and tragic news, starting with their pain. >> and rebecca brooks described sarah palin as her dear friend. -- sara payne as her dear friend. tonight, rebecca burk said these allegations are abhorrent -- rebecca brooks said these allegations are abhorrent. the sarah's la campaign began in 2000. glenn martarello was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained her information or who might have requested it. if it was news international, this was the reaction of one mp. >> news international did not just campaign for sarah's law. they produced literature, campaign materials, took her to party conferences and introduce her to party politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> the newspaper hackers provided the mobile phone. it may be the one targeted. but sources linked to mrs. brooks said the voice mail on this loan was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting there were no messages. today's allegations surfaced hours after lord justice levenson said his judicial inquiry could begin while the police investigate. >> it should be possible to focus on the extent of t
to hold rebecca broke and -- rebekah brooks and james murdoch to account. this was a summons they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. the cannot hide away from this level of public anguish. -- you cannot hide away. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch said that he could not attend the session but he was willing to give testimony is an inquiry. rebekah brooks said that "i am available to appear before the committee and welcome the opportunity to do so." she said she would not be able to discuss anything about the police investigation. there was a formal summons. there can even be imprisonment. the threat had worked. the murdochs said they would come and answer the questions. >> in a letter, james murdoch said "i am now coming. i would like to answer them in a different forum." the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead parliament? why did the management failed to find out what was going on and stop it? as for rebekah brooks, we ask about what she told the mps. the mp whose committee will be asking the question was optimistic. >> i hope th
brooks and rupert murdoch accountable. why were so many people's phones pack in the name of news? it was a summons that they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. you cannot hide it away from this level of public anguish. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch told the committee he could not attend was to a's session, however looking forward to the inquiry. rebecca brooks said she is available to the committee on that date and welcome the opportunity to do so. but, she said, she would not be able to do -- say anything related to the ongoing investigation into hacking. i find, even imprisonment -- it appears the threat has worked. the murdoch's change their mind and said they would answer the questions. in a second letter, james murdoch confirmed their attendance. he said he was concerned they were asked to answer questions in a different forum. what ever the forum, the questions keep coming. why did news of the world mislead parliament? why were some victims paid? what did the management fail to find out what was going on? we asked about what brooks said.
of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in the way they wanted. >> yates began the day determined not to resign, telling colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he ended it explaining why he was going. >> we in the police service are truly accountable. those of us to take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. sadly, there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate
the deputy politcal editor. >> parlaiment wants to hold rebecca brooks and james and rupert murdoch to account, to answer questions about why so many people's phones were hacked in the name of news. it was a summons they could not ignore. >> it just is insane. you can't hide away. you can't hide away from this level of anguish and anger. >> the murdochs were reluctant. rupert murdoch said he could not attend, but said he would give evidence. his son, james, said he couldn't make it, but would be pelased to leased to give evidence on the 10th of august. rebecca brooks welcomed the chance to do this. but she said she couldn't discuss the police investigation. >> the talk was of a formal summons. a fine and imprisonment from parliament. the murdochs said they would answer these questions. >> these are the questions they'll face. why did they mislead parlaiment. to stopmanagmenet fail it? >> we have given police information in the past. >> we hope the committee will want to hear the turtruth and te facts. this is about hearing from them. who knew about that? >> the lawyer of a family of
family is protecting rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's protege who was once editor of "news of the world" and now heads up another division. >> i am satisfied that rebecca, her leadership of this business, and her standard of ethics, and her standard of conduct, throughout her career are very good. fundamentally, actions taken a number of years ago by certain individuals in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the "news of the world" has with its readers, and we took the decision to close down the paper, to cease publication after this sunday, really because of that. >> rupert murdoch himself was in no mood to chat today, walking briskly to get away from reporters, including one of his own from fox business. as for those "news of the world" employees who were thrown under the proverbial bus, we do know what some of them did after work today. a few hours later, robbie collin tweeted we are all getting drunk. archie, we're getting reports in "the new york times" and in your own paper that the journalists of the "news of the world" who are out of a job feel like they a
for the final issue. she described the tabloid as a force for good and an old friend. and rebecca brooks, former editor of the news of the world describes her as her dear friend. the two worked together to campaign for sara's law, the public right to know where pedophiles are living. the newspaper gave sara a mobile phone. the guardian claims it is this phone that was illegally accessed. rebecca brooks said that these accusations are particularly upsetting. the idea that anyone on the newspaper knew that sara or the campaign team were targeted is unthinkable. if all of that true it is rank hipock accuracy. it makes you despair of modern journalism. sara's name is at the long list of potential hacking victims and this investigation is far from over. >> in other news around the world taliban militants carried out a major attack in southern afghanistan using suicide bombers, rocket propelled grenades and machine guns. the sustained assault targeted the offices of the deputy govern and a private security firm. the trial of desupposed president will start next week in cairo. he faces charges of corru
. the sound heard more often was silence. >> were you -- about your son or rebekah brooks? >> that took 10 seconds to answer. he hesitated on every question of detail. >> i forget but i expect that i have been in daily contact with both of them. >> news international was run day today by james murdoch. today, he blamed the police, complaints commission, and a failed inquiry for the failure to reveal what had gone wrong. >> if i knew then what i know now and with the benefit of hindsight, we would have taken more action are around that and we would have been quicker to get to the bottom of the allegations. >> out different -- how different today was then the days when he was feted by prime ministers. david cameron was never photographed with mr. murdoch even though he was invited discretely just days after the last election. >> why did you go in the back? >> to avoid photographers. i did as i was told. >> he was looking relaxed, then may ham. the drama turned into a circus. >> he was there in that room. what can you tell us? >> i was sitting a few feet away and only just half a second befor
today. >> rebecca brooks, a former editor of "news of the world close "-- news of the world." some feel she should have lost her job. >> she is an executive of news international who was editor at the time the hacking happened. it is a big acts, but i do not think it solves the real issue and news international. >> i am satisfied that rebecca -- her leadership in the business and her standard of ethics, her standard of conduct throughout her career are very good. >> with big consumer company after big consumer company pulling their advertising from quoted news of the world," the commercial future -- from "news of the world," the commercial future was looking bleak. >> it is going to be investigated. there must be a full judicial inquiry. >> here is the other newspaper jewel acquired by rupert murdoch in 1969," the sun." could there be a sunday without a murdoch tabloid? unthinkable, surely. >> despite today's announcement, the fallout from the scandal seems to be far from over. scotland yard say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims. an inquiry will start into possible wron
on the prime minister's friend, rebekah brooks, chief executive of news international in the u.k., editor at "news of the world" when milly dowler went missing. she has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. she says she is shocked as everyone else. everyone makes it plain that she does not intend to resign. >> this happened in 2002. she is now chief executive of the company. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want an inquiry set up. they also say that rebekah brooks should go. >> this was a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from executives at news international is for them to start taking responsibility. but it is not just news international -- >> it is not just news international with difficult questions to answer. the latest claims are prompting more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turnedat scotland yard -- turned at
. >> as for the questions about -- >> on the case of backup brooks -- rebecca brooks, i do not think the prime minister should choose who should run it news organizations. >> david cameron has done his best to try to distance himself from the scandal. questions about his own judgment and his friendship continue. especially now some say they warned him years ago about hiring the former editor. >> president obama, the u.s. economy has been the overriding challenge. today, it comes more disappointing news. only 18,000 jobs were created in june, the fewest in nine months. that pushed up the unemployment rate to 9.2%. in response, the president had this assessment. >> economy is not producing enough jobs for everybody was looking. we have always known that we would have ups and downs. over the past few months, the economy has experienced some tough head winds. >> what more can be done to spur the job growth? how could these figures have fallen so far below expectations? >> a date earlier, many economists are revising upward their forecast. they were expecting around 100,000 jobs to a been created in the mon
. >> in the conversations wicks the murdochs, mrs. brooks mccabe -- with rupert murdoch and james murdoch and rebekah brooks -- >> he asked me to answer the question. perhaps he will be transparent as he was about all the contacts that he's had for many years. i have set out to clear this possible position and now it's for others to do the same. >> revelations about how close the and close the relationship was between news international and tony blair. meetings at 10 downing street. [inaudible] [talking over one another] a judicial inquiry into a phone hacking. >> people should not shout at the honorable lady. she's making a fair point that does not reflect very well on either conservative or labor party, which is there were many warnings about what was going wrong. warnings from the information commissioner, warnings from the select committee, but we did not put high enough up the agenda the issue of regulation on the media. we should be recognizing that we need to work on this to get it right, to respond to those reports and put some of the proposals into law. >> my right honorable friend, the member earl
only just become public knowledge. the becker brooks was editor of "news of the world" at the time and now she is rupert murdoch that a chief executive in the u.k. and he is involved in a controversial move to take colds -- full control of bskyb. last night the labor leaders said it is beyond believe anyone would undertake such a cruel and immoral act. but some in parliament say that political leaders have been too easily cowled by the power of the murdoch empire. >> it is time they acted. politicians are frightened of a news international and they need to act. >> there were calls for a full judge-led inquiry into what happened in the case and many others. >> president hugo chavez of venezuela told state television he doesn't expect to attend tuesday that the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of independence from spain. he made a surprise return from cuba where it he spent nearly a month getting cancer treatment. he addressed thousands of his supporters from his balcony vowing he would win the battle to regain his health. >> a triumphant return for a grateful president. hug
, and it did appear in "the sun" newspaper. >> i think it was rebekah brooks' who phoned, right? >> the problem that i have is that if this is a policy of newspapers in this country, that they are going to write about the medical conditions of young children, then you have got to ask yourselves, where are they getting this information from? i have never made any claims, i have not made any claims today. i have never raised it in the public arena. i do not want these to be public matters about the private life of a young child. >> some say they got it legitimately, that they got that information legitimately. >> they will have to explain themselves. i cannot think of any way that the medical condition of a child can be put into the public arena legitimately. they will have to explain themselves. the issue for me is this. i never wanted to talk about my son's medical condition. i have never wanted to raise questions about it. it is in the public arena now, and i and the stand it. i make no claims, but the fact of the matter is i have my bank account broken into. , someonelawyer's files getting in
's friend, rebecca brooks. she's the chief executive of news international in the u.k. she was also the editor of the news of the world when milly went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she didn't know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. news international argues she's as shocked as everyone else that the latest twist in the scandal. but also making it plain she doesn't intend to resign. >> i think she's been very clear today that that's absolutely what she won't do. this happened back in 2002. she's now chief executive of a company in 2011, she's absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they also think rebecca brooks should go. >> it wasn't a rogue reporter. it wasn't just one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened, and what i want from executives at news international is for people to star
pressure on the prime minister's friend rebecca brooks. she is the chief executive of news international. she was also the editor of the news of the world when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, had said that she did not know about the actions of a few reporters. news international argues she is shocked as everyone else. but they are also making the claims she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002. she is chief executive of a company in 2011. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the political heat has been turned up on the murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> it was not a rogue reporter. it was not one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from equities -- executives is people to start taking responsibility. >> it is not just news international which is difficult q
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